Economy

Fear Inside the Maquiladoras

 01/18/2017 - 02:14
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Concerns about the policies to be pursued by the incoming Trump administration have caused a freeze on new investment in maquiladoras on the Mexican side of the border, where thousands of workers in that industry face an uncertain future.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 2:02am
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New maquiladora investment on hold in northern Mexico amid Trump fears. A man passes a maquiladora with a job vacancy sign in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 17 January 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bringas

The German Duel: BMW Stands up to Trump with Mexico Commitment

 01/17/2017 - 02:18
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Ignoring Trump's border tax threats, the well-known German automaker has announced it will start producing its BMW Series 3 in its new plant in San Luis Potosí (Mexico) in 2019.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:54am
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The German automaker has announced it will start producing its BMW Series 3 in its new plant in San Luis Potosí (Mexico) in 2019. Photo: EFE

Philadelphians at Work

 01/16/2017 - 03:21
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This week, The Atlantic "Americans at Work" photo essay features photographs of the daily lives and spaces of workers in Philadelphia's Municipal Offices, made by photographer Ryan Collerd.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 3:12am
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Philadelphia City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia/Antoine Taveneaux

The Tortilla Rebellion

 01/16/2017 - 02:46
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After Gasolinazo, the rising price of tortillas piles pressure on Mexico, reports The Financial Times

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:22am
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If the cost of the Mexican food staples such as tortillas, eggs, milk and chicken start to soar, an already unpopular government can expect protests in a country where nearly half the population lives in poverty. Photo:Wikimedia/Commons

What Does Exactly Putin Want from Trump?

 01/16/2017 - 02:20
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Putin's world is the world of Trump, a world where national interests are replaced by international rules and customs.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:59am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Christmas service at the St. George's Monastery, Novgorod Region, Russia, early 07 January 2017. Russian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas following the Julian calendar. (Rusia) EFE/EPA/MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL 

US Indicts Six VW Executives in Emissions Scandal

 01/12/2017 - 03:20
The Volkswagen Stand at the New York Auto Show on March 2016. Photo: EFE/Justin Lane
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Federal prosecutors announced criminal charges on Wednesday against six Volkswagen executives for their roles in the company’s emissions-cheating scandal. The automaker is set to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 3:06am
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The Volkswagen Stand at the New York Auto Show on March 2016. Photo: EFE/Justin Lane

Mexico President Vows Never to Pay for Trump's Wall

 01/12/2017 - 03:00
 Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the diplomatic corps in Mexico City on Wednesday. EFE/Mario Guzmán
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President-Elect Donald Trump repeatedly stated during his campaign that the U.S. was going to build a border wall and that Mexico would pay.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 2:49am
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 Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the diplomatic corps in Mexico City on Wednesday. EFE/Mario Guzmán

Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans

 01/10/2017 - 17:51
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High-cost lenders are targeting these communities, preventing them from building wealth to pass on to their children.

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Artisanal Charcoal to be the first Cuban Export to US in 50 years

 01/10/2017 - 11:04
Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive 
 
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A former U.S lawyer has made a deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, which will be the first export llegally allowed after Obama eased trade embargo

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:48am
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Artisanal charcoal will be the first Cuban export to the U.S in more than 50 years. Containers waiting to be shipped at Mariel Special Economic Zone (ZEDM) in Artemisa (Cuba). Photo: EFE/Archive
 

 

"Gasolinazo" Protests Reval General Discontent in Mexico

 01/10/2017 - 05:06
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Angry gasolinazo protests over the 20% hike in state-set fuel prices are the symptom of a tense dissatisfaction with politics, corruption and the economy, reports The Guardian.

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